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War for the Planet of the Apes
WFTPOTA Final Poster
Director Matt Reeves
Production Company 20th Century Fox
Chernin Entertainment
Writers Matt Reeves
Mark Bomback
Released July 14, 2017
MPAA Rating
Continuity Movies (CE)

War for the Planet of the Apes is an upcoming sequel to the 2011 film Rise of the Planet of the Apes and the 2014 film Dawn of the Planet of the Apes that was announced on January 7, 2014 with Matt Reeves planning to return as director. The sequel originally had a launch date of July 29, 2016, but in January 2015 it was rescheduled to July 14, 2017. An early licensing promo gave a place holder title of Planet of the Apes, and in May 2015 it was given the provisional title War of the Planet of the Apes.[1] The promo art was first shown at the Licensing Expo 2015 in June 2015, which also gave a place holder title of Planet of the Apes.[2]


In War for the Planet of the Apes, the third chapter of the critically acclaimed blockbuster franchise, Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet.


Although no formal plot has been given for the sequel, however in an interview with Andy Serkis he stated that a nuclear war was "certainly not ruled out," leading to fan speculation about the plot of the third installment. However, director Matt Reeves told "The Playlist" that the new sequel would not leap forward in time.

In interviews for Dawn, Reeves talked a bit about the inevitable war Caesar would have with the humans; "As this story continues, we know that war is not avoided by the end of DAWN. That is going to take us into the world of what he is grappling with. Where he is going to be thrust into circumstances that he never, ever wanted to deal with, and was hoping he could avoid. And now he is right in the middle of it. The things that happen in that story test him in huge ways, in the ways in which his relationship with Koba haunts him deeply. It’s going to be an epic story. I think you’ve probably read that I sort of described it where in the first film was very much about his rise from humble beginnings to being a revolutionary. The second movie was about having to rise to the challenge of being a great leader in the most difficult of times. This is going to be the story that is going to cement his status as a seminal figure in ape history, and sort of leads to an almost biblical status. He is going to become like a mythic ape figure, like Moses."[3]

Cast and CrewEdit

Primary CastEdit

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Filming LocationsEdit

Richmond, BC, Canada

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What Year is the Film Set in?Edit

According to director Matt Reeves, War for the Planet of the Apes is set two years after the events of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.



War for the Planet of the Apes New York Comic-Con Digital Billboard00:47

War for the Planet of the Apes New York Comic-Con Digital Billboard

War for the Planet of the Apes Teaser Trailer HD 20th Century FOX02:11

War for the Planet of the Apes Teaser Trailer HD 20th Century FOX

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War for the Planet of the Apes Official Trailer HD 20th Century FOX

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  • This is the first iteration of the Planet of the Apes film franchise to have an albino ape.
  • The Alpha-Omega symbol can be seen on Preacher's helmet and on a U.S. flag in the last human camp, a reference to the Alpha-Omega Bomb from Beneath the Planet of the Apes and Battle for the Planet of the Apes

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Speculation, Rumors and Confirmed InformationEdit


  • Milo may return in the film.
  • Koba might return in the third film despite having seemingly been killed by Caesar because at the end of the credits for Dawn had the sounds of Koba, who was breathing heavy, can be heard. Toby Kebbell's recent statement expressing interest in returning to the role has significantly strengthened the possibility.
  • The plot might follow Caesar and the apes led in the Human-Ape War.
  • It is currently unknown if Malcolm, Ellie and Alexander will return in the third film. It is unlikely that they will appear but they could be mentioned the way Will was in Dawn

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  • It is unknown reason why the Colonel is going to avenge his only son who was killed by the pandemic between humans and apes or the war on the Bridge in the first film.
  • There could be an ape named "Cornelius" in the film played by Devyn Dalton who played Cornelia in Rise. However, it could be Caesar and Cornelia's youngest son, Milo renamed.


  • Caesar, Cornelia, Maurice, Luca, Rocket, Blue Eyes and Milo will all return but is currently unknown as to how much of a role Maurice, Cornelia and Milo will play.
  • Matt Reeves confirmed in an interview with Collider that the film will jump forward in time by two years and that the views that Koba left behind will affect Caesar.
  • Amiah Miller's character plays a central role in the film after she is found by Maurice and Caesar. She is also mute.
  • Maurice's role (judging by what was shown at New York Comic Con) seems to be expanded as he is seen to debate with Caesar over the girl's (Amiah Miller) fate.
  • Producer Dylan Clark has confirmed that Koba is in fact dead

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  1. Exclusive: New PLANET OF THE APES Movie Title Revealed, by Matt Goldberg - Collider (14 May 2015)
  2. First promo art for ‘Independence Day 2,’ ‘Planet of the Apes 3’ appear at Licensing Expo 2015
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Planet of the Apes - Chernin Entertainment Series
Planet of the Apes (CE) Movies
Rise of the Planet of the Apes | Dawn of the Planet of the Apes | War of the Planet of the Apes
Main Evolved Ape Characters
Caesar | Bright Eyes | Koba | Maurice | Rocket | Buck | Cornelia | Blue Eyes | Luca | Ash | Milo
Supporting Ape Characters
Alpha | Tinker | Grey | Stone | Andy | Wolfie | Jeanpierre | Koba's Mother | Gorilla Guardian | Sparrow | Lucky | Pope | Dallas | Milo (Firestorm)
Main Human Characters
Will Rodman | Charles Rodman | Caroline Aranha | Robert Franklin | Steven Jacobs | Dodge Landon | John Landon | Douglas Hunsiker | Malcolm | Ellie | Alexander | Dreyfus | Carver | Foster
Supporting Human Characters
Irena | Linda Andersen | Donnie Thompson | Rodney | John Hamil | Alice Hunsiker | Court Clerk | Natalia Kosar | Officer 1 | Rationer | Rita | Sarah | Maddy | John | Edward | Roger Mason | Sniper | Tommy | Werner | Northside Officer | Mary | Kempt | Armed Colony Member | Clancy | Colony Member | Corbin | Daniel Nygun | David Flynn | Finney | Kuo | Malakai Youmans | Max (Firestorm) | McVeigh | Roger
Rodman Family | Caesar's Family | Malcolm's Family | Rocket's Family | Dreyfus' Family | Muir Woods Family | Royal Ape Family
Horse | Elk | Grizzly Bear
Items / Weapons
Simian Flu
Important Events / Battles
Ape Rebellion | Human-Ape War | Simian Flu Pandemic | Battle in San Francisco | Battle on the Golden Gate Bridge
Organisations / Colonies / Companies
Caesar's Ape Colony | Caesar's Council of Apes | Caesar's Ape Army | Gen-Sys Board | San Francisco's Human Colony | Dreyfus' Human Army | Malcolm's Group
West African Jungle | San Francisco | San Francisco Zoo | Gen-Sys Laboratories | Rodman House | San Bruno Primate Shelter | Golden Gate Bridge | Muir Woods Park | Ape Mountain | Ape Gate | Ape Village | Caesar's Home | Warehouse
Comics and Magazines
Rise of the Planet of the Apes (webcomic) | Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: Firestorm - The Official Movie Prequel | Dawn of the Planet of the Apes - Official Movie Novelization | Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (BOOM! Studios) | Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: The Art of the Films
Rise of the Planet of the Apes (Soundtrack Album) | Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (Soundtrack Album)

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